Texas Politician Says Problem With Schools Like Santa Fe Is That There Are “Too Many Entrances”

Dan Patrick, Texas lieutenant governor, thinks he may have cracked the problem of all these school massacres— too many gosh-darn doors. After another mass shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, Patrick took to the news camera and laid this goose egg out on the table:

We may have to look at the design of our schools moving forward and retrofitting schools that are already built. There are too many entrances and too many exits.

Someone might want to remind the lieutenant governor that high school isn’t supposed to be a lockdown prison. 

The shooting that occurred at Santa Fe High School, about 35 miles southeast of Houston, killed ten people and injured ten more. In the aftermath, public officials gave “thoughts and prayers” while speaking at press conferences, saying things need to change. Of course, most of us realize, nothing ever does. 

Patrick took to the airwaves to give his take on the real issue, saying:

There are not enough people to put a guard in every entrance or exit. Maybe we need to look at limiting the entrances and exits into our schools so that we can have law enforcement looking at the people who are coming.

Patrick’s bizarre “solution” was met with harsh criticism. 

California Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, known around the country as the Mayor of San Francisco who bucked the system and began handing out same sex marriage licenses in 2004, was quick to call Patrick and the rest of the GOP out  on Twitter.

People pointed out how dangerous less exits are. 

The majority of the country is sick of the excuses. 

It seems even the Chief of Police in Houston, Texas, is over the excuses and pandering to the NRA.

The post reads in its entirety:


To all my Facebook friends. Today I spent the day dealing with another mass shooting of children and a responding police officer who is clinging to life. I’m not ashamed to admit I’ve shed tears of sadness, pain and anger.

I know some have strong feelings about gun rights but I want you to know I’ve hit rock bottom and I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue. Please do not post anything about guns aren’t the problem and there’s little we can do. My feelings won’t be hurt if you de-friend me and I hope yours won’t be if you decide to post about your views and I de-friend you.

I have never accepted the status-quo in anything I do and I’ve never accepted defeat. And I won’t do it now. I will continue to speak up and will stand up for what my heart and my God commands me to do, and I assure you he hasn’t instructed me to believe that gun-rights are bestowed by him.

The hatred being spewed in our country and the new norms we, so-called people of faith are accepting, is as much to blame for so much of the violence in our once pragmatic Nation.

This isn’t a time for prayers, and study and Inaction, it’s a time for prayers, action and the asking of God’s forgiveness for our inaction (especially the elected officials that ran to the cameras today, acted in a solemn manner, called for prayers, and will once again do absolutely nothing).

I close by saying, I wish those that move on from this page the best. May God Bless you and keep you.

H/T: Independent